• “The smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting 'Scrooge McDuck' comics.”—Salon.com
  • A time-hopping, continent-spanning salmagundi of genres.”
  • “These books have to be word-of-mouth books because they're too weird to describe to anybody.”
    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor

BEES (Book 9) Publication Date!

Social Media Hashtags: #DailyLines, #GoTELLTheBEESThatIAmGONE, #YESYESYESYESYES!!!!, #WeHaveAPubDate, #And #It #Is… #NOVEMBER23rd #2021 #AndYesThisYear #YesInTimeForChristmas! #Hooray!!!

2021-04-15-BEES-PRH-US-coverFor those cavalier souls who don’t read hashtags—Penguin Random House has decided on a publications date for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE. (That’s it, right there in the Social Media Hashtags banner overhead.)

The book will be released on November 23rd (yes, this year, yes, in plenty of time for Christmas), which is tidings of great joy, to be sure, but also—

You can pre-order the book now, should you want to!

Check out the announcement in an exclusive Entertainment Weekly’s aritcle:


And YES, of course there is a link for ordering information for our U.K. readers:


(No, I don’t have pub dates yet for the non-English editions; those will be set by the individual publishers in each country.)

Visit my webpage for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE to access excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) that I have released from this new book:


Links to other vendors who are accepting pre-orders, including new hardcover ediitons signed by me, are also on my BEES webpage.

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  1. OK, so I’m a bit slow, but I’ve just discovered the publication date and immediately pre-ordered. Jamie and Clare have been part of my life for over 23 years now (I was reading Dragonfly in Amber when I gave birth to my youngest son – as was my midwife) so I can’t wait to read the next chapter in their lives. Thank you Diana, your books are very special to me.

  2. I am so amazed at all you have accomplished!!! That being said a book about Master Raymond sounds so intriguing. If there is a catalyst in your world, I believe he is it. Sometimes i put myself to sleep imagining scenarios abotu his back story. Thank you again for your work, it is very much appreciated.<3

  3. Thank you for bringing such wonderful characters, a wonderful world, to light. I convinced my husband that I needed the entire set of the Outlander books, the major volumes that are currently out. So far, I’ve made it to “A Breath of Snow and Ashes,” with reading. It’s been a long time since a book has drawn me in. For that, I am immensely grateful.
    Looking forward to ordering book 9, as well. Your words are a priceless gift, thank you.

  4. Thank you very much, Diana, for this wonderful universe that you have created

  5. i was wondering when the audio book will be available for the new book? i’m totally hooked! master storytelling

    thank you

    • The release date for audio versions of any of Diana’s books is announced by the company that makes that version in each country or publishing area, which is different from the book publishers, who handle the print and digital versions. So far, haven’t been given a date for the audio release of BEES in the U.S.A. to post on Diana’s website.

  6. Jag lÃĪngtar till den nya boken!!!!!!

    Translation to English (via Google Translate):

    I long for the new book !!!!!!

  7. Never ever have i read books with more than 200 pages.. but outlander.. no problem what so ever! from page 1 to 1000… breathtaking! Cant wait for the Dutch release of book 9.

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